Aug 7, 2012
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The Job Shadowing Experience 1

In some of my recent columns I have been a bit critical of the educational system and today’s young people. I guess it must be that I am getting old and grouchy, and not playing enough basketball!...More
Aug 7, 2012
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Impacts of the 2012 Drought

Much of the major corn- and soybean-producing areas of the U.S. are now in the middle of one of the worst droughts in decades, certainly the worst since 1988, and possibly since the 1930s. As of July 30, 37% of the U.S. Corn Belt was considered to be in an “extreme” or “exceptional” drought status. States like Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin are all feeling the brutal brunt of this drought. While Minnesota crops have fared somewhat better during 2012, portions of southwest, south-central and northwest Minnesota will also likely have a some impact from the drought....More
Aug 7, 2012
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USDA Seen Slashing Corn, Soybean Production 2

USDA is expected to cut its estimate of the U.S. corn crop by 15% and lower its forecast for the soybean crop by 7.6% when it releases its first survey estimate of 2012 production on Friday morning....More

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